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Electronics Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We have a great opportunity for a process engineer to join our compound semiconductor microelectronics team! We work in a highly collaborative teaming environment to develop new custom application specific components and circuits with direct, relevant impact to our national security mission. The selected candidate will get to lead and support fabrication activities enabling delivery to our customers utilizing our world-class microfabrication facilities.

Examples of the roles for this position may include:

+ Perform full suite of microelectronic fabrication processes including metrology, photolithography, wet and dry etch, metal evaporation and electroplating, thin film deposition, wafer thinning, and dicing.
+ Leading process development efforts utilizing design of experiments methodologies for novel III-V device technology and/or continuous improvement activities for III-V production programs.
+ Interpreting electrical data to evaluate device performance as feedback to epitaxy, fabrication and design.
+ Coordinate with other process engineers, technicians and equipment owners to deliver on negotiated project commitments and equipment ownership responsibilities. Organizing work for technologists with a focus on safety and clearly written process instructions.
+ Maintain established baseline manufacturing processes used in the proof of device feasibility, and as appropriate, mature those processes into the low-variability, well-characterized and detailed processes that may be required for qualified component delivery to our customers.


+ You have a Master's degree in Electrical/Microelectronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or relevant STEM field and at least one year of relevant semiconductor processing cleanroom experience; equivalent years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
+ OR a Bachelors degree in Electrical/Microelectronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or relevant STEM field and five years of relevant semiconductor processing cleanroom experience; equivalent years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
+ Willingness/ability to spend at least 90% of your time in a cleanroom facility
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L Security Clearance


Ideally, we would like to see your experience in some of the following:

+ Experience with compound semiconductor (GaAs-, GaN- and/or InP-based) device fabrication, preferably in multiple process areas.
+ Significant experience in Design of Experiments and Statistical Process Control used in low-volume or custom integrated circuit manufacturing.
+ Hands-on experience with layout tools (Mentor Graphics/Tanner Tools, Cadence, or similar).
+ Great organizational skills and attention to detail.

Department Description:

The III-V Microelectronics Department is responsible for the research and technology foundation of Group III-V compound semiconductors within the Microsystems Science, Technology and Components Center that enables the creation, development and delivery of microelectronic components addressing high-quality, harsh-environment communication, sensing and control problems. We work throughout the Technology Readiness Level range from TRL1 (basic principles observed and reported) to TRL6 (representative of the deliverable demonstrated in relevant environments), and partner as appropriate to assure the delivery of qualified products to our customers.

Our Department focus in working from TRL3 (key elements demonstrated analytically or experimentally) to TRL4/5 (key elements demonstrated in a controlled/relevant environment) offers value to customers interested in the feasibility of proposed microtechnology or microsystems integration solutions to their problems, and to customers who need a trusted partner or supplier to build and deliver on stated performance, size, weight, power and cost benefits relative to alternatives. Meeting project accomplishment and delivery commitments are critical to success in our R&D business. Core Department capabilities include electronic modeling and simulation; epitaxial design, growth and characterization; rad-hard microelectronic device and circuit design, microfabrication, characterization, and reliability; and high-reliability microelectronic product design, characterization, and delivery for high-consequence system applications.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-09-11 Expires: 2020-10-12

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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